One doesn't have to be a genius or a saint to search for or to tell the truth. Just a thought after reading some of Dariusz Jedrzejewski's material. I don't know which is more difficult - the searching or the telling, the listening or the living. Thanks D.J.
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Its comming to the end of the season here in the Boston area. How depressing!!! Lately I have been struggling on the course. Ive got the old slice back, and have been snap hooking my irons. Very very frustrating. So I decided to go back to the basics that I practiced over the summer. I was on the range the other day and decided to experiment a little with my swing plane. I found that when I exaggerate my left leg and knee action on the back swing and flatten my swing by pronating my left forearm, I was making pure contact with the ball. So I decided to hit one more bucket. After about an hour, a gentleman who had been practicing next to me approached and asked me how long I had been playing. My response was "for a while. Why do you ask?" He replied "You have an amazing swing with your irons! Whats the secret?" I kind of laughed a little immediately thinking of "Secret in the dirt" and Mr. Hogans secret. I told him "Honestly I was just screwing around, experimenting with my swing." He laughed and said "yeah right!" I guess It was working. Now the real test is lets see if I can do it again today, then take it to the course!!!
Aimpoint as Poor Science, and Templeton is better but ...
Physics profs make terrible putting instructors. What ridiculous hubris to think that juggling a few standard formulae from their graduate school notes or a colleague's textbook can actually engage the perception and movement skills of REAL putting situations!
But of course golfers are absolute STOOGES for anyone claiming to solve golf skill issues with "science" and "numbers" with a substitute for skill. Grow up, folks. Science doesn't work like this, at least not in the form of a "modeled" green and putt (i.e., a dumbed-down cartoon simplification of real greens to a perfectly flat and uniformly tilted surface that comes only in INTEGER slopes and green speeds and distances in jumps of 2.5 feet or 5 feet and nothing in between). Aimpoint is not real physics -- it's a "model" version of real physics that gives calculations of "model" putts, and these calculations are NOT the aim for your specific putt on your specific green or your specific touch.
From Five Lessons
I'm interested in a majority (I know, good luck with that) opinion on "What is the best blade ever made?" I have owned two sets of blades in my life. I still have the first set of Mizuno MS 3's. These clubs were made for Japan and Europe, not sold much in the US. I also owned a set of CB 690's and didn't think either set gave me the best oportunity to hit great shots. My interest has really peaked about getting back into a set of blades to get the feed back I need to improve my golf swing. So what do you think? What is the best blade ever made?
I wouldn’t be doing my Golf Like You’re Poor job if I didn’t take a short break from my current “day job” duties and write up this tip: Keep your eye on Groupon.
I know: it’s rare that Groupon comes with a deal relating to golf. But once it does, it’s highly worth it....
Just like to say thanks to Martin, Elk and Mike for the video The Most Powerful Move in Golf
fantastic description of the back swing for me had 2 session at the driving range , the power and the consistency of the hits , unreal , I was always swinging away from myself , now swinging into myself with the action what a difference , on the course Friday cant wait...
I apologize for being away from my blog for the past few weeks. I have a deadline with my publisher for submitting the manuscript for my second book, and I'd say it'll be here before I know it, but I know full well that huge monster is putting a warm, stinky breath on my collar line right now. So, almost all writing I do is work related. It's also limited my golf, but that's another matter.
I guess I've been busy enough that I'm late in coming to the party of reading the "Golf Saved My Life" essays that have been printed in Golf Digest. Read them! You'll feel justified in your participation in the game, even if others continue to condescend.
Exploring the golf game from every aspect is our focus on Teeing It Up. This week’s guest is an 11 year retired PGA Marshal. David Rosman gets subjected to Randy Kemp’s ability to pulled out the best questions.
Rosman has volunteered on The International at Castle Pines for the PGA marshal place on holes 10 through 13 from the last 11 years. Of course the stories are remarkable but the amount of information explaining what the PGA marshal will expand your feel for holistic golf....